Friday, April 22, 2011

Samuels Says - What is the funniest book you have read?

This month we started a new type of Staff Selections display/reading list. We asked everyone on the library staff: What is the funniest book you have read? Here's a list of the books that make us laugh out loud!

Adult Fiction

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (F Ada)
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton (F Ed)
Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (F Eva)
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding (F Fie)
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg (F Fla)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (F Gai)
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik (F Lan)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (F Lut)
Practical Demon Keeping by Christopher Moore (F Moo)
This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (F Phi)
Dog on it: a Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn (F Qui)
To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn (F Qui)
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins (F Rob)
Miss Julia Speaks her Mind by Ann B. Ross (F Ros)
The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom (F Sam)
The Hot Flash Club by Nancy Thayer (F Tha)
Assault With a Deadly Glue Gun by Lois Winston (F Win)

Adult Non-fiction

Why My Third Husband Will be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline (814.54 Sco)
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (814.54 Sed)
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (917.4 Bry)
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (919.404 Bry)
Belle Weather: Mostly Sunny with a Chance of Scattered Hissy Fits by Celia Rivenbark (available as a downloadable audiobook on OverDrive)
Help! I’m Laughing and I Can’t Get Up by Liz Higgs (library does not own)

Young Adult Fiction

Going Bovine by Libba Bray (YAF Bra)
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (YAF Jo)
The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr (YAF Kar)
Hold me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (YAF McB)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison - and the rest of the series (YAF Ren)
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (YAF Sch)

Easy Fiction

Nibble, Nibble Jenny Archer by Ellen Conford (E Con)
Duck for President by David Cronin (E Cro)
More Bears by Kenn Nesbitt (E Nes)
Epossumondas Saves the Day by Coleen Salley (E Sal)
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens (E Ste)
Morris’s Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells (E Wel)

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